The soft, floating, graceful movements of the Waltz make this romantic ballroom dance one of the most
popular and fun to learn dances. Learn more about this 17th century dance that evolved in Vienna and come
in for a Waltz dance lesson.
The Foxtrot is one of the most popular and versatile of the ballroom dances that can be danced to a variety
of music styles and tempos. This 20th century dance is one you will find exciting to learn so click on the
link to learn more and contact us for a lesson today.
Ballroom Tango is a very dramatic, staccato, passionate and fun dance to learn. Evolving in the bars and
bordellos of Beunos Aires, Argentina, this dance has a long history that sustained its popularity to this
day. Click on the link to learn more about the Tango dance and schedule a lesson today.
The Quickstep dance is a glamorous, smooth, effervescent ballroom dance that evolved from fast-paced ragtime
era jazz, the Foxtrot, and the Charleston in the 1920's in England. The Quickstep dance is a very exciting,
energetic, and fun dance to learn. Click on the link to read more and come in for a lesson as soon as you can!
A delightful, charming, elegant and glamorous ballroom dance that originated in Vienna in the 1800's. the
Viennese Waltz dance is most notable for being the classic Prince Charming and Cinderella dance. Click on
the link to learn more about the classy dance and take a lesson soon.
The Rumba dance is a passionate, sexy, Latin dance that is one of the most popular of the Latin Ballroom
dances and great fun to learn. Learn more about this modification of the Cuban "Son" by clicking on the
link and take a dance lesson today.
The Cha Cha dance is a lively, sassy, highly energetic, vibrant and full-of-fun dance that is one of the
most popular of the Latin dances. Learn more about this dance that evolved in Cuba in the 1940's and come
in for a lesson.
The Samba dance is a popular Latin Ballroom dance that is highly energetic, rhythmical and fun to learn.
This dance evolved in Brazil in the 19th century. Learn more about Samba and come in for a lesson today.
Jive is a very energetic, upbeat, and lively dance that is great fun to learn. This less acrobatic
variation of the Jitterbug, Lindy Hop and Swing originated in the 1940's and has lasted on to this day.
Learn more about the Jive dance by clicking on the link below and take a lesson as soon as you can.
Paso Doble is a dramatic, intense, passionate dance that is one of the most theatrical of the Latin Ballroom
dances and great fun to learn. Learn more about this Spanish dance made popular in the U.S. in the 1930's by
clicking on the link below then give us a call to take a lesson today.
The Bolero dance is a beautiful, slow, sensuous Latin dance that is great fun to learn. Learn more about
this dance that originated in Santiago, Cuba in the late 19th century by clicking on the link below and let
us know when you're ready to take a lesson.
The Swing dance comes in two flavors commonly known as East Coast Swing and West Coast Swing. Both Swing
dances are a lot of fun to dance and to learn. The differences between the two dances are not very major
but significant enough to constitute a different dynamic. Which of the two to dance is a matter of personal
taste. Some dancers adhere to one style exclusively while others enjoy dabbling in both. Click on the link
below to learn more about Swing dancing and come in for a lesson today.
The Mambo dance is a playful, high-energy, flirtatious, and sensual dance that is great fun to learn. Learn
more about this dance that originated in Havana, Cuba in the 1940's by clicking on the link below and come
in for a dance lesson today.
Salsa, Rueda, Latin
The Salsa dance originated in the casino clubs of Havana, Cuba in the 1950's. After Cubans emigrated to
other Carribean, South American and North American countries, it took hold and evolved from the original
Casino style Salsa dance into various other Salsa dance styles such as New York Style and L.A. Style. La
Rueda also continued to thrive outside of Cuba and is still danced by Salsero communities to this day.
Click the links below to learn more about the Salsa dance and take a dance lesson soon.
The words "La Rueda" are Spanish for "the wheel", which is the name given to what can be briefly described
as a "Salsa Square Dance." Cuban dance enthusiasts of the 50's developed a way where more than one couple
can dance salsa while switching partners and executing the same combinations at the same time. Dancing La
Rueda is nothing short of addictive. The flow, the excitement, the rhythm and the adrenaline whle dancing
La Rueda is intoxicating but don't take our word for it. Click the link below to learn more about La Rueda
dance and take a class to find out for yourself! We won't be surprised if you become a regular!
The Merengue dance is a very popular Latin social dance and is also the national dance of the Dominican
Republic, where it developed in the 1800's. Merengue is easy to learn, great fun to dance and ideal for
couples or anyone traveling to any of the Latin American countries. Click the link below to learn more
about the Merengue dance and take a lesson today!
The Cumbia dance is an upbeat, full of energy Latin social dance that is great fun to learn. This dance
originated on the coast of what is now Columbia and Panama that reached popularity in the 20's and 30's.
Click on the link below to read more and take a Cumbia dance lesson today!
The Bachata dance is a very popular, sexy, and fun Latin social dance style with a music genre having the
same name. Featuring a sensual "pop" of he hips, this dance is a sizzling hot favorite for romantic couples.
Click on the link below to read more about Bachata dance and come in for a lesson soon.
The Hustle dance is an exciting, upbeat, exhilarating dance that is great fun for couples to learn. The
Hustle was influenced by Mambo, Salsa and Swing and believed to have come out of the Latin communities of
New York in the 70's. Click on the link below to learn more about Mambo dance and schedule your lesson
The Argentine Tango dance is a very popular, sensual, and dramatic social dance that originated in the lower
class districts of Buenos Aires, Argentina. You'll enjoy the "close embrace" dance hold of the Argentine
Tango when you come in and try a lesson. Click on the link below to learn more about Argentine Tango and
come in for a lesson soon.
Make your next corporate function or special event spectacular and unique. We can provide dancers,
from a group of dancers to one couple, for performances in Ballroom, Latin, Mambo, Salsa and HipHop
to make your next function a dazzling event and one that will be remembered by all of your friends
and guests. Click the link below for more information.
For the most memorable day of your life, we will create the perfect wedding first dance to your favorite
song. We will create a first wedding dance for you that can be as simple or as elaborate and showy as you
would like. We will choreograph or semi- choreograph a wedding first dance that will make you razzle dazzle
as you dance smoothly and gracefully across the dance floor together as one. You will look and feel
confident and relaxed. You will shine as you glide beautifully and effortlessly around the dance floor for
your wedding dance. Your wedding first dance will complete the beauty of your picture perfect wedding
celebration making your day extremely special, totally unique and one that will forever be remembered by
you, your family and friends. Put your mind at ease knowing that you will join many other happy couples
who look back at their wedding day knowing that they started it all with a beatiful romantic dance.
Click the link below to learn more.
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Owner/Director Alejandro Aldape
holds Terpsichore Masters and Fellows Degrees in Ballroom Dance and has
a 20+ year proven outstanding background of achievement in dance education and business leadership. He
has extensive expertise in teaching all styles of Ballroom and Latin dancing. Alejandro has earned many
commendations from television, print media and the Chicago Public Schools, has appeared on the Oprah
Dance Connection Studio is located at
3117 N. Clybourn Ave.
Chicago, IL. 60618
3117 N. Clybourn Ave. just southeast of the Western / Belmont
intersection on the north side of Chicago. The studio features large windows spanning the two sides of
the building and reaching the 12 foot ceiling in height. During the day, students can enjoy rays of sun
streaming through the glass falling in line on the dance floor. The gleaming hardwood floors and the
building's exposed brick give the studio a comfortable, lofty look & feel while providing a cool oasis of
fresh air in the summer. The studio's approximately 5000 square feet of dance floor space extend over two
floors and give adequate room to the dancer who tends to drift.
Do I need a partner? What kind of shoes should I wear? How much does it cost? You find the answers to
these questions and more on our Frequently Asked Questions page. Click on the link below to learn more.
This stunning, sunny, airy, eclectic studio is the perfect atmosphere for accommodating your next corporate
function, private party, rehearsal, audition, birthday party, anniversary celebration, wedding or baby shower,
wedding reception or conference. Click the link below to learn more about renting the Dance Studio space for
your next event.
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